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    Published on 12-02-2021 06:07 PM
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    Union Point Anchorage.
    Photos and story by Tim Henry

    SF GATE Article

    When the "bomb cyclone" ripped through the Bay Area with 60 mph gusts in October, Han and Amanda Nguyen's flotilla of boats began to drift. The couple had been anchored-out — a term for living aboard their boat — between Coast Guard Island and Union Point Marina, in the southern end of the Oakland Estuary, for a few months at that point. They had a roving collection of boats, most ...
    Published on 12-02-2021 05:00 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Race 2
    28 November, 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    The defending champion Tech2 team was back to its best form on Sydney Harbour today when the crew of Jack Macartney, Lewis Brake and Luke Parkinson produced a come-from-behind performance to take an exciting victory in Race 2 of the 2021-22 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship.

    In a race which saw the lead change several times throughout the long Southerly course, Tech2 crossed the finish line 22s ...
    Published on 12-01-2021 02:04 PM
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    Asked what a Frenchman eats for breakfast in Spain, today’s winner smiled: “I eat an English breakfast in Spain.
    Look at my skinny legs! I need bigger legs to go faster, and that’s why I need an English breakfast.”

    Another rider familiar with the Great British breakfast is Connor Bainbridge who powered his way to victory in the opening race,
    with Mazella breathing down the Briton’s neck all the way to the high-speed finish. Bainbridge followed up with three second ...
    Published on 12-01-2021 12:32 PM
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    Marine Rescue NSW

    Three crew on board an 11 metre catamaran en route to Bermagui had a dramatic rescue today after their vessel, purchased just days earlier, began taking on water after hitting a ...
    Published on 12-01-2021 12:10 PM
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    An insight into ‘green codes’.
    The situation in the South Atlantic was not offering the right conditions for Sails of Change to reach the Cape of Good Hope in around a dozen days. Jean-Yves Bernot, onshore router for Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard’s team, discusses these meteorological uncertainties …

    Why have there been a succession of postponed starts for the Jules Verne Trophy record campaign?

    Sails of Change had favourable conditions to make rapid headway as far as Cape Frio (offshore of Rio de Janeiro). ...
    Published on 11-30-2021 06:52 PM
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    Big offshore gusts and sunny skies delivered a barnstorming conclusion to the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura.
    Max Maeder of Singapore came out on top of a thrilling duel with Axel Mazella from France.
    Poema Newland of France dominated the women’s division, winning the trophy ahead of Great Britain’s Ellie Aldridge.

    After a rain stormy day of confused winds on Friday, the classic Fuerteventura northerly breeze kicked in for the climax of the event,
    the offshore gusts whipping up the sand on Risco del Paso beach in the south of the island. The wind was expected to blow between ...
    Published on 11-30-2021 04:38 PM
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    The entry period for the 37th America’s Cup is now open.

    As of 12am 1st December 2021 Challengers can now officially enter the next edition of the oldest trophy in international sport.

    Kevin Shoebridge, COO of Emirates Team New Zealand said, “The Defender, RNZYS & Emirates Team New Zealand, have had very positive initial interest since the release of the Protocol of the 37th America’s Cup, feedback and interest from prospective teams, both existing and new has been ...
    Published on 11-30-2021 01:02 PM
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    The last run on weather models did not gybe well with earlier predictions, so the maxi trimaran remains tethered to the dock ...
    Published on 11-30-2021 11:21 AM
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    The crew of Spindrift are code green and waiting for the next cycle of weather updates to confirm if the
    window of opportunity is solid enough to depart. The next update will be 6:00 PM UTC

    Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and all the team of the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change announced a switch to code yellow this morning within ...
    Published on 11-29-2021 11:21 PM
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    World Cruising Club are sad to report the death of crew member Max Delannoy on board the ARC yacht Agecanonix during the night of 26/27 November. The full circumstances of the incident are not known at this point.

    The three-man, all French crew, were sailing Agecanonix, an X-Yachts X4.3, as part of the ARC IRC Racing Division, and had opted for a course well to the north of the rhumb line route to Saint Lucia, aiming to avoid the light winds affecting ...
    Published on 11-29-2021 12:22 PM
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    The Class 40 victory has gone to Redman, co-skippered by Frenchman Antoine Carpentier and Pablo Santurde Del Arco of Spain. Second place went to Banque Du Léman, third to Seafrigo-Sogestran.

    The pair, who started the race as one of the favourites, crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre on Monday morning. ...
    Published on 11-29-2021 10:33 AM
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    Victoire, Nine Dragons and Mille Sabords Take SSORC Top Honours

    Paul Jenkins and his Sydney 38 crew onboard Mille Sabords won their first ever regatta on a wild and wet Sydney weekend racing for the host club in the annual Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship that drew 55 mixed keelboats boats from various New South Wales clubs.

    Published on 11-26-2021 10:13 AM
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    The crew of the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change postpones its departure
    Upon further analysis of the weather files, the Spindrift team has decided to postpone its departure for a fourth attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy. Indeed, the weather conditions in the South Atlantic are shaping up to be less appealing than those analysed on ...
    Published on 11-26-2021 09:49 AM
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    LinkedOut has taken victory in the IMOCA class, crossing the line in Martinique after 18 days 1 hour 21 minutes and 10 seconds of racing.

    Co-skippers Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière claimed their first race victory aboard this latest generation foiler thanks to a superbly sailed race that saw them lead for an extraordinary 72% of the race.

    Although the course was set at a theoretical distance of 5,800 miles the french pair actually covered 6,691.30 miles and averaged 15.44 knots.

    Thomas Ruyant speaking after crossing the line said, "I had a lot of fun on the water with Morgan. It's a great sporting experience, these are rare moments. This victory has been in the making for several months, for several years, thanks to the great team working on this project. A lot of things were done before the start. We were lucky enough to have a boat that was ultra-ready, in which we had confidence, on which we could pull, which we did not spare."

    Morgan Lagravière added, "It's a good moment, winning a race is always a pleasure. These are ...
    Published on 11-24-2021 12:54 PM
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    The Ultime podium is complete. Late last night SVR-Lazartigue took second place ahead of Banque Populaire XI. The leading IMOCAs are due in Martinique on Thursday as the Class 40 make good progress across the Atlantic.

    François Gabart and Tom Laperche crossed the finish line to take second place in the Ultime class aboard SVR-Lazartigue. The French pair were 7 hour 56 minutes and 55 seconds behind the winner Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.

    Gabart and Laperche set out on this double-handed transatlantic race with a brand new boat, their main objective ...
    Published on 11-24-2021 12:11 PM
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    Jules Verne Trophy:

    A Thursday start for the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change
    Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their nine crew will begin a fresh Jules Verne Trophy record attempt this Thursday. Early in the morning, the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change will cast off from her port of registry in La Trinité-Sur-Mer (Morbihan) to make for the start line offshore of Ushant. Their goal: to complete the non-stop, unassisted round the world course, leaving to port the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin, Horn), faster than the record time set by Francis Joyon and his men in 2017 of 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and ...
    Published on 11-23-2021 01:17 PM
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    Primonial has taken line honours and the Ocean Fifty multihull title in the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre race. French pair Sébastien Rogues and Matthieu Souben crossed the line in Martinique ahead of Koesio in second. Britain’s Sam Goodchild was third aboard Leyton.

    Photo by Jean-Louis Carli / Alea

    Primonial ...
    Published on 11-23-2021 11:31 AM
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    A brilliant victory for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in Fort-de-France

    Tuesday 23 November 2021 - They waited for the sun to shine over Martinique before lining the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild up with Diamond Rock and taking full advantage of their crushing victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre. At 10 hours 16 minutes et 16 seconds locale (14 hours 16 minutes et 16 seconds ...
    Published on 11-22-2021 10:50 AM
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    22 November 2021
    Last sunrise aboard Ocean Fifty Primonial! This last night was strategic since our sailors were able to seize an opportunity to scavenge several tens of miles on their pursuer Koesio. Now with a comfortable lead, the two skippers are heading for Martinique and heading towards the Rocher du Diamant.

    The crossing of the finish line is gradually becoming clearer and the Primonial rocket is expected at Fort de France in the middle of the evening around 10 p.m

    Sébastien: "It was our last sunrise at ...
    Published on 11-22-2021 09:43 AM
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    A second doldrums to finish

    Last night, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild slipped under the 1,000 miles to go mark with her sights firmly on the finish line. Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier are still dominating play in the Ultime category, leading the fleet for the 12th consecutive day out of the ...

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